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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

Is Facebook the Next Frontier for Online Learning?

June 29, 2015 — Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today's time-strapped ... read more

Math Students a Hit With Minor League Baseball Schedulers

June 18, 2015 — With the help of some Johns Hopkins University math students, Minor League Baseball is catching up with the majors in using computers to produce season ... read more

Teens Turn to Internet to Cope With Health Challenges

June 2, 2015 — While most teens tap online sources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex, depression and other issues, a surprising 88 percent said they do not feel comfortable sharing their health concerns with ... read more

Internet Acne Education With Automated Counseling Tested in Clinical Trial

May 27, 2015 — An Internet-based acne education program that included automated counseling was not better than a standard educational website in improving acne severity and quality of life in adolescents, according ... read more

Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 — One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of ... read more

Challenging Students Benefit from Limit Setting

May 27, 2015 — The teacher’s interaction style can either foster or slow down the development of math skills among children with challenging temperaments, Finnish researchers have ... read more

Teacherbot: Can Robots Do It Better?

May 15, 2015 — Opinion is often divided over whether digital innovations within education are a value or a threat to ... read more

Quantum Computers: Blind Signatures Using Offline Repositories for a New Level of Security

May 13, 2015 — In the new era of quantum computers, many daily life applications, such as home banking, are doomed to failure, researchers say, adding that new forms of ensuring the confidentiality of our data are ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Deaf education lecturers are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training. Swivl is a robotic turntable onto which is placed an iPad or other tablet. It is positioned ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The Trace app turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen -- heart, maple leaf, raindrop -- into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the ... read more

Young People Think Friends Are More at Risk of Cyberbullying

May 3, 2015 — Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young ... read more

Comprehensive New Study Provides Foundation for Future of Digital Higher Education

May 1, 2015 — The role that technology plays in higher education has been examined by investigators whose report offers steps that universities of tomorrow can take to support student learning. The study supports ... read more

New Technology, Tablets Still a Struggle for Older Generations

Apr. 29, 2015 — Learning a new technology can be a daunting task for adults of any age, but this is especially true in older adults. New research looked at tablet acceptance and use across multiple ... read more

Parents Sound Off on Mobile Device Use by Children

Apr. 26, 2015 — Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, according to a new ... read more

Putting the 'Education' in 'Educational' Apps

Apr. 20, 2015 — New apps developed for children come online every day and many of them are marketed or labeled as 'educational' -- but how can we tell which of these thousands of apps will actually help ... read more

Literacy App Improves School Readiness in at-Risk Preschoolers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may ... read more

Devices or Divisive: Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Apr. 17, 2015 — Little is known about what teachers think about how mobile technology in the classroom will affect the development of students' non-cognitive skills, such as empathy, self-control, problem ... read more

Are Health Apps Beneficial for Healthy People?

Apr. 14, 2015 — Health apps have the potential to make a broad impact on the health of the general population, argues one expert. But another explains that there is not enough evidence to support such claims and ... read more

Kindergartners Who Shared iPads in Class Scored Higher on Achievement Tests

Apr. 10, 2015 — A promising study found that kindergartners in classes with shared iPads significantly outscored their peers on achievement tests who were in classes that had no iPads or classes with iPads for each ... read more

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